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Alumni & Convocation



Annual Report For Walter Sisulu University Convocation 2022

Final Results - Convocation AGM 25 June 2022


What is Alumnus?
“Alumni” is a common term that describes all those who have spent some time studying at a particular institution. At WSU, we’ve defined Alumni to be “persons” who have studied at former Border Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon and University of Transkei that merged to form Walter Sisulu University for Technology Science, Eastern Cape in July 2005.

Alumni is more than just a definition, it’s not only a part of your past but also who you are today. For WSU, your association with the institution did not end with your graduation day; indeed, this milestone event is simply a transition in a lifetime relationship with the University.
WSU Alumni as part of this very special family, we value your continued interest, communication, and tie in the living of your University.

Why is an Alumnus important?
Many have moved on, perhaps to a place that makes it unlikely for you to be of assistance to us. We want you to know that there are several ways you can participate in WSU activities. We are confident that all of you know where to make your mark when it comes to striving to make your alma mater even greater. Please feel free to contact one of the alumni officers in this regard. We look forward to hearing from you.

Steps have been taken to regain Alumni interest

  • Regular communication with the alumni
  • Organising reunions
  • Establishment of chapters/regions
  • Alumni roadshows
  • Alumni newsletter
  • Tracing alumni reporting on their status
  • Investigate alumni progress.

The Alumni Relations Office serves to:

  • Facilitate communication among and between WSU and friends
  • Organise networking opportunities amongst alumni
  • Enhance the national and international reputation of WSU
  • Support the development of the WSU
  • Coordinate the University alumni programmes and related administrative functions
  • Develop, sustain, and strengthen alumni chapters/regions nationwide and may advise student leadership in developmental programmes
  • Manage production of alumni-focused publications, both online and in print.

Convocation President

Dr Xolisa Mantashe

Deputy President 

Sandiso Mbongo

Treasurer General: 

Sithembiso Cekiso

Additional Members:

Misheck T Mugabe

Siphiwo Vusani

Melikhaya Sihawu

Azola Mzwendaba

Internal Member:

Prof Rushiella N Songca

Senate representative:

Ms Vanessa Majiza

Non-academic Staff Representative:

Ms Yanga Stofile 

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Convocation exists in terms of the university statute as gazetted on 26 August 2008.  Paragraph 38 (C) of the statute outlines the critical role of Convocation as inter alia being that of assisting the university and WSU foundation in fund-raising.  Paragraph 41 (8) of the institutional statute also clearly states that the secretary to Convocation is the Registrar.